The Winchester Round Table

The Winchester Round Table

Anon.

late 13th century; repainted early 16th century

England

painted wood

The magnificent round table that hangs in Winchester Great Hall was probably made for an Arthurian tournament during Edward I’s reign (1272–1307). It was repaired and repainted at another highpoint of Arthurian interest under Henry VIII (probably in 1516), hence the prominent Tudor rose and King Arthur’s passing resemblance to Henry.

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